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Hanako Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Faircross House 116 The Parade High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
+44 1923 255222
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Hanako is a really nice restaurant situated out the way in Watford, you really do feel very welcome. We were even greeted with smiles after returning for the second time and left with a small origami flower as a gift. Everything about this restaurant really seemed nice and warming and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is on the... More 

Thank Adam H
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

How can I have missed this wonderful restaurant for so many years of living in Watford ? Now I have found it I will be a regular . Great , tasty , authentic Japanese food , a treat . Ton katsu Is a must , as are the spicy noodles .

Thank Fiona B
London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you are looking for excellent quality Japanese food at a reasonable price, this is the place to come. With wooden benches and cheesy decor it's not exactly classy but the service is good and the food tasty. It's not cheap, but neither is it expensive for Japanese food, which is notoriously pricey. One thing that did irritate me was... More 

Thank Brad_Lizzie
Windsor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food was at bets average, but certainly not as good as any Itsu, miso, below average, chicken Katsura drowned on sauce, sushi was ok. The lady serving whilst pleasant was intrusive, kept tidying the table, and putting the la I ate dinner menu away while I was still choosing, she did that twice. The ambience was that of a... More 

Thank Axiomaticly
Watford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Watford for 7 years now and this place had been there as long as I've lived here. But reading reviews on TA I thought we'd give it a go! The place looks shabby from the outside, and the old, tatty, double sided, laminated menus back up that. The whole place is made up of 3 long benches... More 

Thank Mark C
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Hanako is a quandary of a restaurant. If you loom from the outside you might think. "Oh no it's a bit simple and small" And that the exact charm of the place. Family run and operated. A pure delight. We parked right at the other end of town and after such a Wonderful meal we were glad of the long... More 

Thank MrEZE
london, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The best beef ramen ever and reasonable value - interior is cozy and warm but not particularly comfortable seating

Thank Raveendran R
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice food and very nice and cozy place. I will came back for sure. The big sushi plate was amazing.

1 Thank Laura L
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I closed my eyes and I was back in Japan authentic simply delicious food 5 stars for the food is not enough.Might not be what we are used to regarding decor but when you try the food you forget love it give it a chance you can't get disappointed

Thank gridima2104
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We came here as we read the reviews no doubt the food is superb! The chicken yakatori is lovely and so were so many other items on the menu! The only downside is the waitress who I think is the owner mentioned she expected a tip which is rather rude as I feel it should be something the customer should... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Faircross House 116 The Parade High Street, Watford WD17 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 255222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?